Mythological and religious stories inspire free Swindon Art on Tour exhibition

By Jessica Durston - 29 April 2022

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  • Hilary Paynter, King Lear No.22 of 50, Woodcut, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, © The Folio Society

    Hilary Paynter, King Lear No.22 of 50, Woodcut, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, © The Folio Society

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery's Art on Tour programme will see a free exhibition and curators talk being held at the Central Library.

The exhibition - ‘A Thousand Words’ - will showcase artworks from the Swindon Collection, which are inspired by religious and mythological stories, historic episodes and personal narratives.

An accompanying talk on Wednesday, 4 May, at 7 - 8pm, will explore the endurance of narrative in modern art.
 
The exhibition and curator's talk are also a part of the Swindon Festival of Literature. 
 
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council says: "This will be a unique opportunity to learn about the artworks on display, and the position of storytelling in modern art."
 
A Thousand Words can be viewed at the Central Library between 4 May – 4 June 2022.
 
Admission for the event is free, and the opening times are Monday – Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.
 
The curator's talk will be held from Wednesday 4 May, from 7 – 8pm.
 
Admission is free, but booking a place is essential. Those interested can book via the email address ArtOnTour@swindon.gov.uk.
 
More information about the Swindon Festival of Literature can be found at https://www.swindonfestivalofliterature.co.uk/
 
More information about the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery can be found at https://www.swindonmuseumandartgallery.org.uk/

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